“When you’re thinking about gun violence prevention, there’s no one thing that’s going to get rid of it,” lead author Eugenia South said. “You need to have a multifaceted approach to prevention.” | From: The Inquirer (Read more.)
Starting in the 2021-2022 school year, which begins August 31, every building in the Philadelphia School District will have at least one single-stall gender-neutral bathroom. | From: Philadelphia Gay News (Read more.)
The Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference (PTWC) took place virtually from July 22-24, 2021, after having been postponed in 2020 due to pandemic safety measures. Over 3,500 people attended the conference this year, the largest trans-centric conference in the world. | From: Philadelphia Gay News
Tree House Books in North Philadelphia has been donating books to children for over 15 years, leading them on the path to literacy. However, in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, its library had to close under government ruling.
The decision was painful, but the closure led them to create a mobile library called, Words on Wheels, which has since become a smash hit for Philly youth
With the pandemic slowing down (for now), Michael Brix, the executive director at Tree House Books, is planning a major comeback with the potential for an even brighter future for the program. | From: AL DÍA (Read more.)
The construction industry has always been a male-dominated field, making it nearly impossible for women to learn the many crafts of construction.
According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only about 13% of employees in the construction industry are women in Philadelphia. | From: AL DÍA (Read more.)
In the state of Pennsylvania, most individuals can apply for health insurance through Pennie, the state’s Affordable Care Act marketplace. Through Pennie, you can estimate costs and sort through various plan options that are available. | From: AL DÍA (Read more.)
A problematic vaccine rollout, scarcity of vaccines, plus a sudden and sharp increase in coronavirus cases – these are factors that could trigger a deadly third wave in Africa. In spite of the puzzling low death rates in the continent when compared with the rest of the world, a Covid jab gap can allow for contagious variants and a continental explosion of illness and deaths. | From: Fun Times (Read more.)